In addition to his role as Alliance board chair, Tim O’Donoghue is a consultant providing services for communities, destinations, and businesses in sustainability, sustainable tourism, and geotourism as Principal of Riverwind, LLC. He is leading the collaborative stakeholder sustainable destination development efforts of Teton County, Wyoming for Jackson Hole & Yellowstone. In addition, he is leading Geotourism program development as Chair of the National Geotourism Council and coordinator of the Greater Yellowstone Geotourism project.
He is the former Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce where he led efforts to integrate and promote economic, environmental, and social values and priorities into the policy and practices of businesses, including the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. These efforts included leading Teton County’s participation as one of six destinations selected worldwide in the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Early Adopter Program for creating the world’s leading sustainable tourism destination criteria; the offering of Green=Green workshops for businesses; and the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s Bronze Certification in Sustainable Travel International’s Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP) – the first destination management organization to be certified worldwide.
Tim’s professional nonprofit and private sector career includes program and project management in various other industries, including nuclear power, hazardous waste, space science and NASA programs, and health and wellness. He has taught classes and coordinated retreats in sustainability, deep ecology, and earth-based spiritual traditions.